A Theology of Gift: The Divine Benefactor and Universal Kinship

By |2018-12-09T06:37:07-06:00April 14th, 2013|Categories: Christianity, Communio, David L. Schindler, Economics, Featured, Hans Urs von Balthasar, Political Economy, Stratford Caldecott, Theology|

My topic is a theological appreciation of the notion of “gift”, and how this throws light on what something is, which to our usual way of thinking would seem to be a matter for philosophy or science rather than theology. The sense of being as “gift” and ourselves as primarily “receivers” of this gift of existence, which [...]

Hannah Coulter & The Bourgeois Family

By |2016-02-12T15:28:29-06:00February 21st, 2013|Categories: Agrarianism, Books, Christianity, Community, Culture, David L. Schindler, Robert Cheeks, Social Order, Wendell Berry|

The rise of techno-capitalism has signaled the triumph of the “bourgeois family” and the demise of the “traditional” family. Christian theologian Stanley Hauerwas said that economist Adam Smith was well aware that the “weakening of familial ties would increase the necessity of sympathy between strangers and result in cooperative forms of behavior that had [...]

Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God

By |2018-01-29T01:41:59-06:00February 18th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christianity, Communio, David L. Schindler, Hans Urs von Balthasar, TIC Featured Book, W. Winston Elliott III|Tags: |

David L. Schindler, in Ordering Love: Liberal Societies and the Memory of God,  sees this as a technological age not simply because of technological advancements but because of the way we think as the result of our technological orientation. He shows, within the context of politics, economics, science, and cultural and professional life generally, that God-centered love [...]

Moral Visions of the Free Market

By |2019-07-23T10:43:34-05:00February 8th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christianity, Communio, David L. Schindler, Economics, Featured, Political Economy|Tags: , , |

Wealth, Poverty & Human Destiny
 edited by Doug Bandow and David Schindler For religious believers, the complicated issue of reconciling the free market with traditional morality is one of increasing importance as the ideology of capitalism gains unprecedented public support and globalization becomes unavoidable. The prospect of material triumph appears omnipresent, and the justifications [...]

Faith and Marriage Under Attack

By |2017-06-05T12:35:06-05:00February 7th, 2013|Categories: Books, Christianity, Communio, Culture, David L. Schindler, Economics, Featured, Marriage, Political Economy, Stratford Caldecott|

On both sides of the Atlantic, we are witnessing a concerted attack on Christianity and on the institution that the Church deems the fundamental cell of society, namely the family founded on the marriage of a man and a woman. In the US, Archbishop Chaput and other bishops have reacted strongly to the “contraception mandate”–the plans of [...]

Religious Freedom

By |2016-09-18T19:45:52-05:00February 21st, 2012|Categories: Communio, David L. Schindler, Featured, Freedom of Religion, Stratford Caldecott|

In the US, the so-called contraception mandate proposed by the Obama administration has been bitterly contested by the Catholic bishops and others—such as Steve Krason of the Society of Catholic Social Scientists in his “Call to Action”, and President William Fahey of Thomas More College in his “Open Letter”. Requiring Catholic employers to provide [...]